Who doesn’t want to visit Kashmir – the paradise on earth? We all do! Here’s the perfect adventure to this land of infinite charm and that too in a Women Only group. Kashmir has so much natural beauty from lush meadows, to sparkling lakes and snow clad mountains that every day spent here is marked with one breathtaking moment after another. We take you to Kashmir in the best season – spring, when the flowers are in full bloom and the weather temperate.
Day 01: Arrive At Srinagar
We arrive at Srinagar and head to the hotel. Post check in it is advised to rest for a little while before stepping out to marvel at the array of colours in the gardens. Spring just brings everything to life and it is truly a heavenly experience being here.
The evening plan is bound to take your breath away as you take a sunset Shikara ride on the Dal Lake (additional cost).
Day 2: Srinagar-Pahalgam
The next morning we have our breakfast and leave for another stunning location – Pahalgam! We pass through saffron fields and even though it is not saffron season, the view is still grand and we make a quick stop at Pampore and sip on some heavenly Kahwa (Kashmiri tea). You could even buy fresh spices here! The journey continues with walnut trees and apple orchards dotting the way and soon we see the Lidder River giving us company.
Some of the most beautiful meadows here are not approachable by road and aren’t we glad! Check in to the hotel and step out to take a pony ride to some of these elusive meadows. Pony ride rates are printed there and can be negotiated! Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Day 3: Pahalgam-Gulmarg
On day 3 we head out to visit Gulmarg - one of the most beautiful and most visited places in Kashmir. It is world famous for its ski slopes, golf courses and Bollywood film shootings. The climb up leads you to witness a multitude of colours in the form of blooming meadows. Gulmarg is incredibly pleasing to the eye and the heart! Every bend and corner is click-worthy!
You could also go for a Gondola (cable car) ride (additional cost) to capture the beauty of Gulmarg from a different perspective. This ride is at 13,000 feet and in March there are still chances of getting enough snow to make this trip even more memorable.
Spend the rest of the day playing in snow and may be making a snowman. Remember to pack appropriately for this! You could even try some skiing here! Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Pahalgam-Sri Nagar
This day is going to be full of colours and fragrances as we visit some of the most popular Baghs (gardens) in and around Srinagar. We have breakfast and head out to be captivated by more beauty. We visit Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi and also Siraj Bagh that offers some of the best views of Tulips in bloom. You can find more than 60 varieties of tulips here.
We end the day with some shopping and return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Return
We have our breakfast and leave for the airport to catch out flight back home.